October 30, 2008

The Right Staples

From Projects

As Katie observed, old things have a distinct and unique smell, similar to all other old things and like nothing else. Old things are a smell island.

We bought four antique chairs, ordered fabric in Charlottesville that mailed quickly and went to Wal-Mart twice to get the right staples (and eventually staple gun). Turns out the chairs had been reupholstered three times already. But this time around will be the most comfortable for we sitters.

Total project cost: ~$140.

For project photos and some before-and-afters, click "projects" below the photo.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Chase Purdy said...

Sweet chairs. I'm glad you left the original wood color. How long did it take for each chair?

October 30, 2008 at 9:48 PM 
Blogger Tony Gonzalez said...

About 30 minutes per chair, mostly because we were ripping staples and tacks out of the previous upholstery jobs.

October 31, 2008 at 12:18 AM 
Blogger Erin said...

Beautiful!

October 31, 2008 at 12:42 AM 
Anonymous Econ said...

Those are some brilliant looking chairs.

October 31, 2008 at 1:50 PM 
Blogger Maria Schmitt said...

It's true about the old things smell. I used to hate it but now I like it more. Nice work, by the way!

November 2, 2008 at 11:58 PM 

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